You need a library card to borrow media and use the lockers. Information about the library card and your library account can be found on this page.

How and where do I get my library card?

  1. Please log into TISS.
  2. Select the "Organisation" tab.
  3. Click "Library" on the page navigation.
  4. Accept the library regulations in TISS.
  • If you already have a TUcard, this will then become valid as a library card.
  • If you do not have a TUcard, please go to the circulation desk in the Main Library or the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library.

  1. Please complete the online registration form in TISS.
  2. Bring the required documents (see below) to the circulation desk in the Main Library or the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering library.
  3. You obtain your library card during circulation desk opening hours.

Library cards can only be issued to persons whose main place of residence is in Austria.

Required documents, period of validity and costs

Documents required:

Validity:

Period of registration or valid contract of employment

You will need to renew the TUcard, but you only have to register once in TISS (see above).

Costs:

None

Documents required:

  • Valid student ID card; staff ID or government-issued ID card and confirmation from your employer or entry on the institution's homepage
  • Online registration in TISS

Validity:

1 year from date of issue, can be renewed

Costs:

None

Documents required:

Membership card

Validity:

Until the expiry date on the membership card

Costs:

None

Documents required:

Validity:

1 year from date of issue, can be renewed

Costs:

None

Documents required:

Validity:

1 year from date of issue, can be renewed

Costs:

€25 annual fee

 

Documents required:

Validity:

1 year from date of issue, can be renewed

Costs:

€25 annual fee

Your library card as locker key

Your TUcard or library card is your key for the lockers. Before using it for the first time, you must also validate the TUcard at one of the terminals on the ground floor or in the basement. Guests obtain guest cards for the lockers from the circulation desk for the period they are using the library. All lockers are emptied once a day, in the evening. 

You have lost your library card?

In the event of loss or theft, report this as quickly as possible to the circulation desk of the Main Library to have your library account blocked in TISS, because as the cardholder, you are liable for any misuse.

We need you to provide us with a crime number or theft report, so that we can issue a new library card.

Your CatalogPlus account

You can use your library account to:

  • view your account information (active loans, hold requests and stack requests, any charges, etc.)
  • extend the loan period (before the end of the loan period, if the item has not been requested by others)
  • place hold requests and stack requests
  • change personal settings

TU Wien Students and employees:

Log in, opens in new window with your TU password

External library users:

Use the link for external library users, opens an external URL in a new window (below the login form for TU members)

  • User number: card number on your card (e.g.: $E123456X)
  • Password: the library password you selected when you registered with TISS

  • Students of TU Wien get in touch with TU.it, Operngasse 11 (020), ground floor.
  • Employees of TU Wien have a new password set by the address manager of your organisational unit.
  • External library users please contact our staff members at the circulation desk.